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Offline Alf Hart

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Re: B&B docked 10 points
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2022, 07:05:47 AM »
Sad and stupid situation completely self inflicted by B and B … it was openly discussed early in season that their ‘coach ‘ would fetch the young players up to standard with his advanced coaching skills and buying in players wasn’t needed due to ‘no relegation’ .. it’s even mentioned on this forum . Money better spent on the coach than players another comment .. reading that brief disciplinary summary it’s remarkable they’ve got off so lightly . Stop been sympathetic please … that behaviour isn’t and shouldn’t be part of our sport .

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Re: B&B docked 10 points
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2022, 12:48:42 PM »
Fully agree with you there Dan. Unfortunately from what I hear the recruitment of mercenaries has started already. Think one or two at the club are still convinced that throwing money at players rather than facilities is the way to grow the club and achieve success

Correct the recruitment process has already started, ads are on the web with various rugby agents. The ad states the clubs objective is to gain promotion within two years.

It’s not just B&B other clubs from lower leagues are offering paid flights, a job & accomodation to players who have the right visa. There justification is that the players are not being paid to play for an amateur club.

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Re: B&B docked 10 points
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2022, 03:59:21 PM »
It's been that way for a couple of decades at least. Nothing to prevent it if that's what your club wants. All clubs have AGM's where members can vote.....
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Re: B&B docked 10 points
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2022, 08:23:38 PM »
B&B has posted on its web site its response to the RFU sanctions.

They can be viewed on https://www.beesrfc.com/news/a-second-statement-from-the-club-chair-2706551.html


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A SECOND STATEMENT FROM THE CLUB CHAIR BY NICK PATTERSON
1 DAY AGO

Following on from the RFU's judgement, the Club has decided to take swift action and Club Chair, Andy Watts, explains the strategy, below.
Considering this week’s sanctions, the senior club committee have decided to dissolve the rugby committee and create a new group, rugby management group that will specifically focus on coaching and player development for adult rugby and create a pathway between juniors (in particular Colts) into adult rugby. There will no longer be a Chair of Rugby, instead the new rugby management group will be led by Andy Smith supported by Phil Greaves (coaching and player recruitment & development); Carl Paterson (Head Coach); Benji Pickin (RFU administration, lead and liaison and committee member) and Andy Watts (Club chair, committee representative and Colts/Junior development lead). Other members, coaches and volunteers will assist this group on and off the field where appropriate to ensure the success of rugby and the club in the future. The rugby management group will be further supported by Stuart Dixon and Brian Noble who will provide valuable strategic advice and direction for the group.

In respect of U17s player approval the new structure will undertake a three-pronged sign off process, starting with Carl Paterson (Head Coach) > Benji Pickin (RFU admin) and finally signed off by Iain Taylor (Safeguarding officer). Both player registration and YRFU/RFU contact will remain under the responsibility of Benji Pickin who has over 15-years 1st XV team experience and currently holds the position of team manager for YRFU senior team and the Yorkshire rugby academy playing in the U18’s Premiership. We are confident Benji’s appointment will strengthen communication between the club and our constituent bodies such as the RFU and YRFU whilst fully complying to the RFU regulations.

The rugby management group has also appointed two team managers who will manage player match cards for each game.

Despite the difficulties the club has experienced in the last few months, may we take this opportunity to thank Chris Hemsley for his commitment and dedication as Rugby Chair, in particular over the last two years during COVID which created the greatest challenges for all of us.

I hope the above clearly sets out the new structure and reassures our members that we are treating this matter with the utmost immediacy so we can continue to develop rugby ahead of 2022/2023 season.

Thanks to you all for your patience and understanding.

Andy Watts

On behalf of the Bradford & Bingley RFC committee

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Re: B&B docked 10 points
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2022, 09:14:14 PM »
Good group to put it right to be fair.

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Re: B&B docked 10 points
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2022, 02:17:23 PM »
Carl Paterson as head coach?? Hope he does better than he did at North Ribb and Yarnbury in last five years. Nearly as many clubs as Tiger Woods. Although he is well qualified.